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UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off – TechCrunch

UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off – TechCrunch The shock news yesterday that Google is taking over a health app rolled out to UK hospitals over the past few years by its AI division, DeepMind, has caught the eye of the country’s data protection watchdog — which …

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Google gobbling DeepMind’s health app might be the trust shock we need – TechCrunch

Google gobbling DeepMind’s health app might be the trust shock we need – TechCrunch DeepMind’s health app being gobbled by parent Google is both unsurprising and deeply shocking. First thoughts should not be allowed to gloss over what is really a gut punch. It’s unsurprising because the AI galaxy brains at …

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DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google – TechCrunch

DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google – TechCrunch DeepMind’s recent foray into providing software as a service to UK hospitals has reached the end of its run. The Google -owned AI division has just announced it will be stepping back from providing a clinicial alerts …

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UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision – TechCrunch

UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision – TechCrunch The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, setting out a vision for …

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Siilo injects $5.1M to try to transplant WhatsApp use in hospitals – TechCrunch

Siilo injects $5.1M to try to transplant WhatsApp use in hospitals – TechCrunch Consumer messaging apps like WhatsApp are not only insanely popular for chatting with friends but have pushed deep into the workplace too, thanks to the speed and convenience they offer. They have even crept into hospitals, as …

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Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi – TechCrunch

Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi – TechCrunch Swedish telehealth startup Kry, which bagged a $66M Series B in June for market expansion, is executing on that plan — announcing today it will launch into the French market on September 15. This will be …

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Femtech hardware startup Elvie inks strategic partnership with UK’s NHS – TechCrunch

Femtech hardware startup Elvie inks strategic partnership with UK’s NHS – TechCrunch Elvie, a femtech hardware startup whose first product is a sleek smart pelvic floor exerciser, has inked a strategic partnership with the UK’s National Health Service that will make the device available nationwide through the country’s free-at-the-point-of-use healthcare service …

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Audit of NHS Trust’s app project with DeepMind raises more questions than it answers – TechCrunch

Audit of NHS Trust’s app project with DeepMind raises more questions than it answers – TechCrunch A third party audit of a controversial patient data-sharing arrangement between a London NHS Trust and Google DeepMind appears to have skirted over the core issues that generated the controversy in the first place. …

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Kry bags $66M to launch its video-call-a-doctor service in more European markets – TechCrunch

Kry bags $66M to launch its video-call-a-doctor service in more European markets – TechCrunch Swedish telehealth startup Kry has closed a $66 million Series B funding round led by Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Accel, Creandum, and Project A. It raised a $22.8M Series A round just over a year ago, bringing its total …

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch

UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, …

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